José Antonio

José Antonio is a filmmaker who specializes in social documentaries. Currently, he is working on independent film projects and he is in the final stages of completing his master’s degree at the Université du Québec in Outaouais (Canada).

His first feature-length documentary, “Carlitos,” premiered at the BAFICI festival in Argentina in 2015 and was screened in theaters throughout Ecuador. His work has been showcased at over 40 international festivals and has received two international awards. José embarked on his career in the audiovisual industry at a young age, collaborating with his parents on the series “Ñahui,” which explored indigenous and black cultures in Ecuador. He then pursued studies in directing and editing in Argentina before returning to Ecuador to teach filmmaking at various institutions.

In 2010, he co-founded La Vérité Films, a production company based in Ecuador that has produced over 90 episodes of national television. The company was honored with the Social Relevance Award from TAL Television Latin America in 2015. José was selected as a member of the BANFF/Netflix’s Diversity of Voices, cohort in 2023, and in 2021, he was chosen to participate in the P.R.I.S.M.E program organized by Main Film in Montréal.


Becoming Family
2023 – Canada, Ecuador – 66 min. – Doc. Feature film

To Manaus
2018/1998 – Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil – 31 min. – Doc. Short film

2014 – Ecuador – 71min. – Doc. Feature film

2009 – Swiss – 60 min. – Doc. Feature film

Baltazar Ushka the frozen time
2008 – Ecuador – 22 min. – Doc. Short film

Nuna Potosí
2004 – Bolivia, Argentina – 28 min. – Doc. Short film


IMDb profile here

Press article (spanish)

Portfolio (française 2021)